Need for Speed Carbon PlayStation 3

User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 41
  2. Negative: 7 out of 41
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  1. Andyman
    Dec 8, 2006
    4
    Maybe EA called this 'Carbon' because it's very much a carbon copy of Underground 2... only it's not a good copy at all. They were on to something with Most Wanted, but for some odd reason decided to ditch it in favor of regressing 5 years. Here's hoping next year will bring a worthy NFS sequel. Oh, and disregard the 'review' below, the only 10 this game Maybe EA called this 'Carbon' because it's very much a carbon copy of Underground 2... only it's not a good copy at all. They were on to something with Most Wanted, but for some odd reason decided to ditch it in favor of regressing 5 years. Here's hoping next year will bring a worthy NFS sequel. Oh, and disregard the 'review' below, the only 10 this game will ever see is its $10 bargain bin pricetag, very soon. Expand
  2. Sjgphoto
    Jan 29, 2007
    1
    Very repetitive. No feeling of accomplishment when finished. Also, there was nothing challenging to this racer. Yuk!
  3. Dec 26, 2011
    0
    very bad game , terrible controls and unreal handling. Parts are too expensive and cops are way too hard. Not a very good game in my opinion. Don't get it .
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 31
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  1. 79
    An overall fun racing game, though in large part it's simply more of the same from EA. Cars still feel too similar to each other, and as they're the stars of any racing game, we wish there was a bit more character here. Autosculpt is a fantastic addition to the series' already great customization features.
  2. And gameplay wise, so what if Carbon isn't redefining the street racing genre - really, at this point, what could? It still hits a sweet spot of intensity, danger, and style.
  3. Though not a “graphical” enhancement in the truest sense, EA’s Autosculpting mode is the Tiger Woods “Gameface” of racing games. By allowing gamers to adjust nearly everything on their car, from the width of the spoiler to the height of the blower on that ’69 Charger, Carbon allows gamers to truly make their ride their own.